This occurred not long after he had declared, “Actually I’m dead scared of today’s climb.” And fair enough:
By the way, The Kindness Award goes to the boys who raced up the first hill, dumped their packs and ran back down to carry Grandpa’s pack for him. A good portion of Grandpa’s gear is already divvied up amongst us, but he still carries a small pack that he manages to stuff a lot of weight into! Being free of it for the climb must have set him in a good frame of mind.
Look at what he said at the end of it all: